• Michael Sierks, Ph.D.

    Michael Sierks Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, Arizona State University Professor Department of Chemical Engineering Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering Research interests include antibody based therapeutics for treating neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzeimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases. Other areas include Ligand/receptor interactions, catalytic antibodies and enzyme mechanisms (480) 965-2828 Email:

  • Charlene Hoffman Snyder, NP-C

    Charlene Hoffman Snyder NP-C Nurse Practitioner Neurology, Mayo Clinic Nurse Practitioner, Neurology, Mayo Clinic Arizona Instructor of Neurology, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine Charlene Hoffman Snyder NP-C is a nurse practitioner Neurology at Mayo Clinic Arizona with a clinical specialty in Alzheimer’s disease and  neurodegenerative disorders. She is an instructor of Neurology in the Mayo […]

  • Paul A St. John, Ph.D.

    Paul A St. John Ph.D. Cell Biology, University of Arizona Associate Professor of Cell Biology & Anatomy Dr. St. John has had a long-term research interest in the cell biology and developmental regulation of neurotransmitter receptors, with a particular focus on nicotinic acetylcholine receptors in both neurons and muscle. Chance findings have led Dr. St. John […]

  • Cynthia M Stonnington, M.D.

    Cynthia M Stonnington M.D. Neuropsychiatry, Mayo Clinic Chair, Dept. of Psychiatry and Psychology, Mayo Clinic in Arizona. Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine Cynthia M. Stonnington, M.D., has two main research interests: Applying neuroimaging methods to predict cognitive decline, with a long-term goal of combining neuroimaging, genetic, neuropsychological and behavioral measures to […]

  • Pierre N Tariot, M.D.

    Pierre N Tariot M.D. Internal Medicine / Psychiatry, Banner Alzheimer’s Institute Associate Director Director, Memory Disorders Center Dr. Tariot is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Amherst College, obtaining his MD from the University of Rochester. He is Board Certified Internal Medicine and in Psychiatry, with added qualifications in geriatrics, and completed a fellowship in […]

  • Theodore Trouard, Ph.D.

    Biomedical Engineering, University of Arizona Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Radiology Dr. Trouard’s research focuses on the development and application of novel Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) technologies to a number of biomedical problems including Alzheimer’s disease, Neimann-Pick Type C disease and cancer. A major emphasis of these efforts has been the development of high-resolution […]

  • Jon Valla, Ph.D.

    Jon Valla Ph.D. Neuroscientist, Barrow Neurological Institute Neuroscientist; Assistant Professor, Biochemistry, Midwestern University, Glendale Dr. Valla received his Ph.D. in Neuroscience from the University of Texas at Austin and joined the Arizona Alzheimer’s Consortium to apply functional markers of brain regional energy metabolism to the emerging murine models of Alzheimer’s disease at the Harrington Research […]

  • Linda Vedders, BS, CCRC

    Linda Vedders BS, CCRC Clinical Research, Banner Sun Health Research Institute Clinical Coordinator, Tissue Donation Program Cleo Roberts Center of Clinical Research   Ms. Vedders’ background includes 30 years as a Clinical Laboratory Technologist and manager. Currently as the clinical coordinator for the Brain and Body Donation Program at Sun Health Research Institute, Ms. Vedders […]

  • Brian Verrelli, Ph.D.

    Brian Verrelli Ph.D. Genomics, Arizona State University Researcher, The Biodesign Institute at ASU Center for Evolutionary Functional Genomics Assistant Professor, School of Life Sciences Verrelli is examining genes involved in neurotransmitter regulation that have been associated with Alzheimer’s disease. Office: (480)965-0398 Email:

  • Douglas Walker, Ph.D.

    Douglas Walker Ph.D. Neuroinflammation, Banner Sun Health Research Institute Senior Scientist, Laboratory of Neuroinflammation   Dr. Walker’s research interests have included the role of microglia, the brain resident macrophages, in inflammatory processes in Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and Parkinson’s disease (PD) brains. Dr. Walker and colleagues have developed methods to isolate microglia from elderly human autopsy […]

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